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on which the drama, politics, and ethics of all of this tilt. when president obama spoke about the situation in egypt, he spoke in generally supportive terms of both the egyptian people and protesters demands. governments must derive their power from consent not coercion. if that is true, then you have to answer the question does the united states believe that mubarak holds power legitimately? is he the legitimate leader of egypt or is he illegitimate? the party is called the national democratic party. there were parliamentary elections in egypt this past november. 518 seats were at stake. when he got done counting what do you know? 500 of the 518 went for his own party. the election before that in 2007, a third of the upper house was at stake. 84 of the 88 went for mr. mubarak's party. of the remaining four, three of them went to other members of mr. mabarak's party. so they won 87 of the 88 seats in that election when he was down counting. not bad for a supposed democracy. the united states does not only support governments around the world that are legitimate in the eyes of
released budget. he was going to go after obama, he was going to make headlines, going to score big political points today. so john boehner purposely sought out the press, gathered everybody around him, and then this is what he said to the cameras. >> over the last two years since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs, and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. >> so be it. this is evidence for the john boehner is bad at his job hypothesis for a few reasons. first, what he said today is not true. while everybody should avoid making statements that aren't true whenever possible, if your job title is speaker of the house, you should really avoid making statements that aren't true. >> since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. >> not true. total, utter, 100% bull pucky. according to bureau of labor statistics which keeps track of these things, darn bureau, when he came into office there were 2.7 million federal employees. there are now 2.8 million employees. that wou
which president obama has tried to address the situation in egypt. he finds himself on the eve of what is expected to potentially be a million protesters flooding cairo's streets. what mr. obama can be and cannot do and what we think he might do, coming up. oceanographer: diving to 4,000 meters. - boy: go down! down. down. - boy #2: whoa. straight, go straight. no, to the right! kids: to the right! to the right! go to the right! boy: go to the right! - boy #1: whoa! - boy #2: whoa! boy #3: what is that? well, that's a... i don't know. whoa. can we call him blinky? - announcer: expert teaching. - kids: whoa! deeper learning. together, we are the human network. cisco. which beneful prepared meals. tonight? roasted chicken recipe? - savory rice and lamb stew. - [ barks ] you're right. tonight is a beef stew kind of night. [ announcer ] beneful prepared meals. another healthful, flavorful beneful. ♪ four decadent flavors. 60 calories. it's me o'clock -- time for jell-o. four decadent flavors. 60 calories. usa prime credit. you have question?. ok...peggy. yes, i have 100,000 reward poin
. this is one of those times, however, when the right is sprinting right ward so fast that barack obama and george w. bush stand together in one place in the political continuum, and the american right, what counts as the american right right now is way off the charts on the other side. i know it sounds impossible, but look at this. look at the distance between bush and obama together and where today's right is. first, here is bush-bama. whatever you would call them. >> the basic principles that are universal. there are certain truths that are self-evident. and the united states of america will never waiver in the efforts to stand up for people everywhere to determine their own destiny. >> i fully recognize that some say it's impossible, that maybe only certain kind of people can accept democracy. i just -- i reject that. i don't agree with that. i believe democracy, the desire to be free is universal. that's what i believe. >> it is not possible for two men speaking english to speak as differently as the two speak. they are saying effectively the same thing. this idea that democracy is
it is almost better. >> the obama administration's policies are being viewed through and actually articulated and now implemented through influence operations that the muslim brotherhood itself is running in our own country. >> the muslim brotherhood you keep hearing about in egypt, actually, it's the implementation arm of the obama administration. here at home as long as you're watching sean hannity's hour on fox news at night, at night, alone, with the lights off and a flashlight under your chin. that same hannity guest who says the muslim brotherhood is secretly rung tsecret ly running the obama administration, or whatever, the website thinkprogress caught up with him this weekend. they asked him exactly who in the obama administration is secretly in cahoots with the muslim brotherhood. naturally, he named names. >> john brennan is the homeland security adviser to the president of the united states. >> he's complicit in this -- >> what the nature of the threat is. and is insistent upon using political front organizations as sources of information, as vehicles for -- jim claperper t directo
are 2010 up and record. today president obama visited with the chamber of commerce to try to -- if you read the press, he was trying to mend fences with america's business community. why would that be? he was surely to blame for something that makes them mad that they are high on the hog as they have been? we'll be right back. ♪ hey, what [ male announcer ] we know diamonds. together we'll find the perfect gift this valentine's day. ♪ you don't know [ male announcer ] that's why only zales is the diamond store. fancy feast appetizers. that's why only zales for all the moments that make every day special. high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon in a delicate broth, without by-products or fillers. fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. >> per i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. i strolled over from across the street. maybe if we had brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> does the president think he could have lured them into liking him with fruitcake? pumpkin pie! gingerbread men! egg nog! [ female ann
that come up are 2010, up, and record. so today, president obama visited with the u.s. chamber of commerce to try to if you read beltway press, he was trying to mend fences with america's business community. why would that be, because he is surely to blame for something that makes them mad when they're riding at high on the hog as they have been in -- we'll be right back. trouble getting around, >>> i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. i strolled over from across the street, and look, maybe if we had brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> who does the president think he could have lured into liking him with delicious fruitcake? that's next. sheets or bar: how do you get your bounce? well, my husband's at home with the laundry, so it's a good thing i'm a bar person because i know the laundry will be fresh. the rest of the house? (farting) exactly. how do you get your bounce? woman: love the bar. >>> president obama walks to the chamber of commerce today, literally. he walked over from the white house with valerie jarrett
to the white house. headed straight to the dining room and met for about an hour with president obama. here is a sign of just how much things can change in washington over the course of a few months. if this meeting had happened, say, right after the mid term elections, who do you think would have the upper hand? president obama had just been handed an electoral drubbing, a shellacking in his words. republicans were feeling very, very mandaty about that. >> i am not going to compromise on my principles. >> first and foremost, we are not going to be willing to work with him on the expansive liberal agenda he's been about. >> there will be no compromise on repealing obama care, no compromise on stopping democrats from growing government and raising taxes, and if i hadn't been clear enough yet, let me say again, no compromise. >> no compromise. we are here to show the democrats who's boss. at that time it was essentially the morning after the mid term elections. president obama was arguably at the lowest point of his presidency. they talked about how mr. obamaç would have to bend to the will
populate in your google field, things that come up are 2010, up, and record. so today, president obama visited with the u.s. chamber of commerce to try to if you reetd beltway press, he was trying to mend fences with america's business community. why would that be, because he is surely to blame for something that makes them mad when they're riding at high on the hog as they have been in -- we'll be right back. d for you. new v8 v-fusion + tea. d for you. one combined serving of vegetables and fruit with the goodness of green tea and powerful antioxidants. refreshingly good. i have clients say it's really hard to save for the future and they've come to a point where it's overwhelming. oh gee, i'm scared to tell you i've got this amount of credit card debt or i've got a 15-year-old and we never got around to saving for their college. that's when i go to work. we talk, we start planning. we can fix this. when clients walk out of my office they feel confident about their retirement. [ male announcer ] visit ameriprise.com and put a confident retirement more within reach. ♪ j-e-l-l-o ♪
with president mubarak for a half hour, president obama made his first comments since friday. he expects a transition of power in egypt to start immediately. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak, is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, peaceful and it must begin now. >> it is not yet done in cairo, right now. it is wednesday in cairo. protesters calling for another day of demonstrations after friday prayers to demand president mubarak leaves office now. we are going live to cairo in a moment. i have one more thing for you to consider from today's news. if president mubarak's speech seemed familiar to you, consider this -- >> translator: i have spent more than 50 years of life in the service of tunisia serving in the army and 20 years at the presidency. every day of my life was and will always be on the service of my country. i have made countless sacrifices. >> sounding like hosni mubarak did in egypt? that was january 13th, the nig
obama and his union bosses." that's their permanent front-page icon right there. you click on it it takes to you a page titled "wisconsin fight, a fight we must win." they're nationalizing the scott walker fight to bust unions, and they're trying to turn it into donations for the republican party. the republican governors association as well immediately jumped in to support scott walker with a petition that they set up at standwithscott.com that has since launched a host of republican imitators, standingwithscott.com. also standwithwalker.com. all very original. but the republican governors association was first. the republican establishment has decided that governor walker is their guy for the country. you've got the wisconsin party chairman running the party now. you've got the new wisconsin governor who nobody had ever heard of before five minutes ago picking this fight, that the republican party is doing everything it can to nationalize. they want to make this fight, and they want to make scott walker the face of the party. the wisconsin fight page at the rnc website sa
this column. what obama and the anti-christ have in common. it was not sat ire, was written by joel richardson. it claimed that barack obama was not necessarily the anti-christ, but hey, just saying, the anti-christ is a say tan cli empowered man holly merge as a powerful world leader. he will first emerge as a man of peace with a populous message and large and popular following before he is revealed as the anti-christ. ahh, one whose may rooim with shmarak shmobama. the author of that is now being booked by fox news as an expert to explain to viewers what has happened in wisconsin and how it connects to egypt, because the muslim brotherhood is organizing the madison protest to turn wisconsin into part of a caliphate so labor unions will destroy israel, so you should store food and buy gold or something. honestly, after a full week of broadcasts on an hour hosted by glenn beck, after full week of coverage on the egypt protests where he explained to fox news that protests in egypt meant china was going to take over new zealand and we should all start storing food because of a conspiracy to turn
did president obama stop doing that, but they combined everything we spend in both iraq and afghanistan. our military spending goes down as the war winds down and since there is an xxxl giant embassy there and tons of civilians, hillary clinton's budget actually goes up. part of that is to pay for the small army of contractors that secretary clinton said she would ban. she now oversees by the thousands in a place where war is still ending. the military in particular is one of the things in washington, one of the blessed things in washington that functions essentially as a bull pucky detector and whether or not people mean what they say. this for example is the strike fighter and a very, very fancy fighter jet. it is the subject of a lot of advertising in washington, d.c. publications. why does it star and get so much attention? congress decided in its wisdom it wants to fund part of this plane that the pentagon does not want. this comes with a spare engine. the way congress designed this right now for every joint strike fighter that is built, there is a back up engine to
is an absolute violation of the social contract, if you can call that between president obama and mubarak. one of the key principles president obama said is no violence, absolutely no violence and so i don't know what our real leverage s i think there are a lot of people in the white house tonight who were scrambling and doing what they k i think bill daley, the chief of staff of the white house has said there's not a lot we can do you think think you'll begin to see a ratcheting up of obama sternness and bringing out behind the scenes much more into the public given the fact that mubarak has broken the deal. >>> does what happens next depechts on whether or not the instigation of violence, the provocation that turned today's scenes into ones that were so much more bloody than anything else we've seen does what happens next depend on the violence being pinched on the state, not on counterprotesters or loyalists but on orders from the mubarak regime. >> look, the nbp, mubarak's party, which one of the mistakes that many analysts and i think many in the media have made is that they very quickly
about foreign policy in this administration, about how hillary clinton and barack obama work as a team? >> i was thinking back as far as i could possibly remember. i think we're always right to back nationalism. nationalism in the end, pride of a country in the country is almost always something you better be behind. we were with it in eastern and central europe in the '80s, not with it in asia, when we fought in the wars in asia. but we see it here. and liberalization. take the same policy you take at home. go for expansion of freedom, if you can, and you usually can. and always go with nationalism and expansion of freedom, and you'll probably end up being on the right side. go with repression and you lose. even if late, you're better off. get with it as fast as you can. best thing we did was in the caaa sanctions foray part i'd. we were with mandela when he came. starting in algeria. we can be on the right side of history, even though we are another country. nationalism and liberalization, go with them when you can. >> chris, your new documentary about bill clinton premiers tonight a
would do it for you, rachel. you know that. how are you? >> i'm good, thanks, richard. obama administration announced unilateral sanctions. the u.n. wants gadhafi sent to international criminal court. the u.s. will suspend libya from the human rights commission. is this the international reaction the protesters were hoping for? >> it certainly is. they want to see this and more. they think that gadhafi is now on the ropes. he has been internationally humiliated, that there's an international realization that he is not a sane actor, not rational, and can't be trusted. this encourages the demonstrators. correct in what they're doing, and they are particularly encouraged by all the defekss. people of authority and respect turning onto their side. it gives them a great moral boost. great morale boost. >> the difficulty of reporting from libya, from tripoli, capitol city in particular we know is a big part of the story. for example, we don't even have any idea how many people have been killed or injured in this fighting. how important do you think it is politically to have a confi
another bull pucky detection moment. president obama's spending plan put out today follows the military's advice, eliminates funding for this spare engine that the military does not want. house republicans, on the other hand, they want to keep it. their spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year includes $450 million for the random backup engine that the military doesn't want and would prefer to kill. the military gave a press conference. they gave a press conference detailing the list of things that they really don't want that congress keeps making them take anyway. only in america. the spare engine got star billing. >> we consider unnecessary and extravagant expense. american taxpayers are spending $28 million a month for an excess and unjustified program slated for termination. >> i think the secretary, what he said, he will look at all options to terminate the program. remain strongly opposed to the extra engine. >> we remain strongly opposed to the extra engine. it is unnecessary, it is extravagant. and you're getting it anyway! house republicans will not let this thing die. acc
long-term structural ends, and the obama did this. they looked to get healthcare reform passed, which was not necessarily a direct need from the financial crisis, even though it was something helpful to the country, and similarly, republican governors in these states see the opportunity in the large new majorities they have to reshape the balance of power in the states. if you look at walker's document, he says we are going to undercut union power in my state and we are then balancing the budget in part by taking away promises made to union employees in the state. at the same time, we are going to drastically cut corporate income taxes and other taxes that harm or impede corporations in order to increase business unemployment in the state. you can argue that's good or bad. but what it is functionally is a different balance of power. corporations become more powerful as unions become less powerful. they get more of what they want. and money is freed up in the budget to give them more of what they want. that's the equation we see. >> i sort of wonder where you think the balance of power
some explaining. >> over the last two years since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. we're broke. it is time for us to get serious about how we're spending the nation's money. >> do you have an estimate on how many will and won't that impact the economy? >> i do not. >> why would i even care? >> why would i even care? why bother counting. some people are going to lose their jobs. what do i care. that's going to have a bad affect on the economy? the woman standing behind him going that's right, john. how can you have a top job in washington saying you don't care if what you're doing is killing jobs. unemployment rate is 9%. we would be delighted to make it worse? our actions will put more americans out of work in this economy, awesome, we're all for it? come on. you don't accidentally let something like that slip. where is he coming from, what is he talking about? >> the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in this, s
his professional life work and somebody who worked on mr. obama's campaign on these issues, do you feel -- i guess do you feel satisfied with what he's done, do you feel satisfied at the pace he is tackling the issues? >> i think there are two things to be said. the first is that barack obama has been president for a little over two years, two years, one month. and the amount he has gotten done in that period of time on gay rights and indeed on many issues is breathtaking. it has been a monumental series of achievements, including for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. the second phase is there is more to do. they don't have unemployment protections in the workplace under federal law. same sex couples are still treated unequally under federal immigration laws. there's more work to do. and i think the president realizes there's more work to do. but if you ask me am i happy with the progress so far, i'm pretty darn happy. >> tobias wolff, thanks very much for joining me. >> thanks, rachel. great to be here. >>> we are live in kansas. the people are all beautiful. there's
of speech. wouldn't it have been the most amazing thing if, you know, if barack obama was saying we are would have been a party pooper. >> do we know enough about how the two sides fight in republican politics to know who's going to win? i mean, obviously it's john boehner, eric cantor and all of these guys that are traditional republicans in the leadership, but with them being bucked by their own party on this, how does the balance of power shake out here? i just assume that the big government intrusive national security guys on the right are the ones that are always going to win. >> well, you know, i never thought of big government as being an end in itself. i think of it as just almost irrelevant to these guys. they talk about big government, little government, it means nothing. the point that i tried to make in "the wrecking crew" that you kindly mentioned, they don't care about it. it is what government does that intrigues them. whose side government takes in all the different disputes in american life. and look, at the end of the day, the republican party almost always, talkin
all day today. we had sources, as you say, close to president mubarak. not close to president obama, close to president mubarak, people who were telling us multiple sources, telling us from positions of relative authority in egypt that mr. mubarak should be expected to step down. it was multiple sourced, it was multiple news organizations who were reporting it. somewhat famously, leon panetta said the cia was hearing the same thing. he said so openly today. is it possible that all of those people were right when they said those things, and then mr. mubarak just changed his mind? >> that is exactly what we believe happened. that there was an understanding going into the start of the day. that president mubarak would make this "elegant exit" was an expression that we've heard used. and that at some stage in the day he looked himself in the mirror, met with advisers and decided he's not going to do it. he decided that he wanted to try this half measure instead. where he gets to go off into the night, and -- and sort of get forgotten about and remain his -- remain his -- keep his legacy
of what's happening in tanisha and egypt. unnamed senior source telling the ap that president barack obama sent word to james clapper that he was disappointed with the intelligence community over its failure to provide the information. white house spokesman robert gibbs defended the spe eed the . when you look at what happened in tanisha and egypt and how washington responded, it seems like everyone was surprised. the common wisdom from the beltway is response from washington has been flat footed and whether you think it has been right or wrong. it seems to have caught folks off guard. nobody expected what's happening right now in edgypt to be happening in egypt and when protests in tanisha brought the end of the 23-year reign and when it turned out hosni mubarak was in more trouble than we realized. gathering intelligence making the country not be surprised about stuff in other countries is the job of the cia. the thing they're supposed to do is get useful information about the world that allows us to if not predict events foresee them sometimes. generally speaking we as a country suck at
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